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TRADITIONAL SUGARED PANCAKE (KAISERSCHMARRN) WITH OATMEAL, RASPBERRIES AND MINT

Sugared Pancakes aka “Kaiserschmarrn” is a very classic and sweet Austrian dish, wich is not only eaten as dessert, but also for lunch and dinner (or any other time of the day). It’s sort of a fluffy thick pancake which is all “messed up” in the pan and typically served with plum compote or applesauce and […]

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General Soup

LIVER DUMPLINGS. THE FIRST PART OF THE TRAGEDY

Actually, the story of the liver dumplings is more of a nightmare scenario than a tragedy, but at least there is a moral! And a happy ending! (Here is the second part of the story) But let me start with the beginning:   Who knows not the lore Of the Elements four, Their resources And forces, Will fail with disaster. Their […]

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General Main Dishes Side Dishes Vegetarian

15-MINUTES-OFFICE-SNACK: STYRIAN PASTA

Styrian Pasta – The perfect office lunch: provides you with a lot of energy and can be prepared the day before in just 15 minutes. Also one does not need a lot of dishes to prepare it. If you have to attend a meeting after this lunch, you should possibly do not exaggerate with the garlic. (Depending on […]

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General Main Dishes Meat

HAVE TO BRIBE SOMEONE? MAKE SOME HAM PASTA!

If, for example: your boyfriend is away from home a few days, and you have, meanwhile devastated the apartment, then you can do the following: You can clean it OR You make some Schinkenfleckerl (Ham Pasta) as a restitution! (But then you surely will not have time to clean …) The second option is indeed as much work […]

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BREADCRUMBS EVERYWHERE! (HOW TO DIY)

Austrian cuisine needs breadcrumbs for almost every meal. To make them at home has many advantages, but also disadvantages.   Benefits of homemade breadcrumbs: A good conscience (no waste of old rolls anymore!) For the health conscious ones: wholemeal breadcrumbs! (at least worth a try) Disadvantages: Crumbs everywhere! While the old rolls dry, they are lying […]

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Side Dishes

AUSTRIAN BASICS: POTATO DUMPLINGS

  The following recipe for potato dumplings comes from a cookbook that my dad has got from his mother when he moved out from home. When I moved out of our house at the age of 19 to live in a shared flat with some friends, he passed it on to me. Since then I […]

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Dessert DIY Stuff General

WHITE TAHINI & BLACK GOLD – HOT CHOCOLATE STICKS

Apparently there are times when one really has time. Time for yourself, time for things that you otherwise do not have time to make. If that is precisely the case with you (!) or you are all excited about to transform your kitchen into a hell of liquid chocolate and pure chaos, or if you […]

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CRANBERRY PEAR COMPOTE VARIATIONS

Because my mother-in-law has got a few pear trees in her garden, almost everyone of our dishes in autumn is somehow served with or made of pears. Here are two compote variations without sugar.   [ingredients title=”Ingredients”] Cranberries to taste 5-6 Pears 1 tablespoon of fennel seeds 1 tablespoon of rosemary (dried or fresh) 3-4 cloves […]

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General Main Dishes Meat

GRANNY RECIPE: WILD BOARRRR

Here comes an original Granny recipe. The problem with most of them is that my grandmother‘s cooking instructions are somewhat inaccurate and mostly the preparations just go by feeling (or whatever ingredients are available). For this recipe I have tried to coax out of her the ingredients as accurately as possible. It has come out: […]

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DIY MARZIPAN – LUCKY CHARMS FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE IN VIENNA

  I love marzipan! And most of all I like the pink marzipan piggies I get on New Years Eve. It is tradition in Austria and Germany to give lucky charms like pigs, horseshoes, sweeps, toadstools or shamrocks to your beloved ones on New Years Eve. I wonder if that’s only typical for German-speaking countries? […]